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    View Poll Results: Do you wear a helmet?
    Sometimes 7 15.56%
    All the time 30 66.67%
    Never 8 17.78%
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        03-09-2008, 12:55 PM
      #71
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Painted Horse
    I insist that my daughters where a helmet every ride.

    It's hard to ask them to wear if I don't, So usually wear one when I ride with them. I wear one when riding young horse. But I will go with out when I ride with my cowboy friends and I'm on a very controllable horse.

    That said, I've got stories of people who should have had helments on. I managed a CTR for many years and had one of our safety riders, bringing up the rear. His horse stumbled and went down, rolled over him and gave him a concussion. He spent a night in the local hospital.

    Another girl was riding with us one day on a local ride. We were riding 3 a breast on a dirt rode at a good foxtrot. Her horse stumbled and planted it's nose in the rode and cartwheeled over.Slaming that girl face first into the dirt rode.

    Two summers ago a death was reported in the paper of a rodeo star who had won many many barrel racing competitions, She was riding her trusted barrel horse and while crossing the road to pick up her mail, it slipped on the asphalt road and went down, breaking her neck. A hemet would not have saved her. I mention it to show that even very experienced riders on very experienced horses have accidents.

    My daughters don't even ask not to wear it. They just automatically put them on.
    We are on the same page.

    It's a lost battles for those who choose to not wear a helmet. There are no excuses good enough for not wearing one and I can honestly say that if someone were to come up with one, they don't belong on a horse in the first place.
         
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        03-09-2008, 02:31 PM
      #72
    tim
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by My2Geldings
    There are no excuses good enough for not wearing one and I can honestly say that if someone were to come up with one, they don't belong on a horse in the first place.
    Here's an excuse: I do what I want.
         
        03-09-2008, 02:41 PM
      #73
    Showing
    :roll:
         
        03-09-2008, 03:00 PM
      #74
    Trained
    I said this before and I don't know if anyone read it, but people under the age of 18 (or whatever age makes you legal in your country) must wear a helmet. And therefore people over that age can do what they want.
         
        03-09-2008, 04:29 PM
      #75
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by appylover31803
    I said this before and I don't know if anyone read it, but people under the age of 18 (or whatever age makes you legal in your country) must wear a helmet. And therefore people over that age can do what they want.
    Not wear I live. There's no law here.
         
        03-09-2008, 04:38 PM
      #76
    Trained
    There is no laws here either....but that doesn't mean their shouldn't be!
         
        03-09-2008, 05:04 PM
      #77
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch
    There is no laws here either....but that doesn't mean their shouldn't be!
    IMO there shouldn't be.
         
        03-09-2008, 07:24 PM
      #78
    tim
    Weanling
    Yea, I mean, who's going to enforce it? The cops?

    I can see it now...

    - "Oh look the cops are coming down the driveway onto our private property without a warrant."

    -"Put a helmet on quick."
         
        03-09-2008, 07:52 PM
      #79
    Showing
    There is nothing here either. Most barns make it as a barn rule so they can cover themselves, other than that there are no laws.
         
        03-09-2008, 09:36 PM
      #80
    tim
    Weanling
    Yes, barn owners often post disclaimers releasing all liability for injuries.

    In Virginia, it basically works like this: You have the right to get your head bashed in, but you don't have the right to sue someone else about it. Swim at your own risk.
         

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